TEMPE, Ariz. - C.J. Wilson pitched into the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 in a spring game on Sunday.
Wilson was charged with four runs, two earned, and six hits in five-plus innings. The left-hander, who had a career-high 17 wins last season, struck out seven.
Wilson got off to a slow start. Michael Saunders and Dustin Ackley each had an RBI single for Seattle in the first.
Left-hander Roenis Elias, considered a dark horse to make Seattle's rotation out of spring training, made his first start and fourth appearance. He allowed one run and two hits in five innings.
Elias went 6-11 with a 3.18 ERA with Double-A Jackson in 2013.